Che-Lin Su develops and applies computational methods to study applications that arise in operations, economics, accounting, and quantitative marketing. His current research topics include empirical estimation of economics models, incentive problems with applications to executive compensation design and nonlinear pricing, and dynamic competition between firms.
His research papers have been published in Operations Research and Econometrica. Based on his research in structural estimation, he has taught a PhD course in computational economics at Harvard University (Fall 2011) and Yale University (Fall 2012), and has given tutorials, short course, and guest lectures at Chicago-Argonne Initiative on Computational Economics (since 2007), University of Rochester (Simon School of Business), Tilburg University (Department of Econometrics and Operations Research), University of Southern California (Marshall School of Business), Harvard University (Department of Economics), Yale University (Cowles Foundation) and MIT (Department of Economics).
Su earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from National Taiwan University in 1996. He earned a master's degree in 2000 in engineering-economic systems and operations research and a PhD in management science and engineering in 2005, both from Stanford University. He was a visiting assistant professor of economics in the Department of Economics at Harvard University in Fall 2011, and is a visiting associated professor of economics in the Department of Economics and Cowles Foundation at Yale University in Fall 2012. Before joining the Chicago Booth faculty in 2008, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics and Management Science at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His research was funded by the National Science of Foundation. He consulted for the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission. In 2001, he worked as a manager in strategic planning and portfolio management at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.
With Christopher S. Armstrong and David F. Larcker, "Endogenous Selection and Moral Hazard In Compensation Contracts" Operations Research (2010).
With Kenneth L. Judd, "Constrained optimization approaches to estimation of structural models" Econometrica (2012).
With Jean-Pierre Dube and Jeremy T. Fox, "Improving the numerical performance of BLP static and dynamic demand estimation" Econometrica (2012).
For a listing of research publications please visit Che-Lin Su’s university library listing page